Snips – News For Scotland – 15th March

The news headlines:

  • Voting for the RSGB elections is now open
  • NASA Mars rover has a name
  • Coronavirus affects amateur radio events around the world

GB2RS – News Script – HERE .

CLUBS

The situation with the Covid-19 virus is changing rapidly. You should check before travelling that the activities announced here are taking place. This listing is correct as of 12 noon on Friday the 13th of March.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the CW Boot Camp at GM6NX Stirling due to take place on the 22nd of March and the 23rd annual GMDX Convention due to take place on the 4th of April have been postponed. New dates later in 2020 will be announced as the situation becomes clearer.

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm today and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net operating evening and Saturday sees a club meeting and social evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society has an evening planning the surplus sale. More from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 07967171189.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has its usual Solder Group meeting with a technical evening with licence training. Following on from last Friday’s programme change, this Friday is a Hands-On evening. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding the AGM of the Grampian Repeater Group. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Detail from Barrie, GM4HEL, by email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a night on the air. Information from Clive, GM4FZH, by email to info@GM4RIV.org

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group is having a club night. Please check club website for updates or speak to Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is holding a construction night. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Detail from https://mlars.co.uk/

Snips – News For Scotland – 26th January

The news headlines:

  • RSGB Board application deadline looms
  • British Science Week info available now
  • Why GB3GV is QRP

We start with a reminder that all UK amateurs are required to re- validate their licence with Ofcom at least every five years. If it has been a while since you did that, go to ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence or email spectrum.licensing@ofcom.org.uk. The process doesn’t take very long.

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS:

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night with training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club is having a talk on planetary radar. Contact Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is holding its AGM. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a club night discussing the winter programme. Details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a construction and on the air night. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday. For details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a club night on Friday. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Details are at mlars.co.uk.

Snips – News For Scotland – 19th January

The news headlines:

  • Volunteer as a Regional Representative
  • New member of Exam & Syllabus Review Group
  • Teams section launched on RSGB website

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS:

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night with training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is having a talk and demo on DMR by Andrew, GM0UDL. Contact Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its AGM. For details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk Aircraft Scatter and Useful Test Equipment by Pete Bates, GM4BYF. For details, email secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a club night with a ‘virtual’ talk by Tommy, GM3EDZ (SK) on the history of the club, which is now in its 50th year. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a talk to promote the construction competition. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday. Saturday sees a mobile meet. For details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Details at mlars.co.uk.

Bartek – MM7AJI Wins WoSARS Construction Competition

Friday the 22nd November saw the annual Construction Competition take place, and it was gratifying to see so many good ‘technical’ entries:

  • BARTEK – MM7AJI – Homebrew High Capacity, used Li-Po, Power and Management Pack – 1st with 167 Points
  • CONG . SWL – Homebrew Capacitor Health Checker – 2nd with 155 Points
  • STUART – MM1ESW – Homebrew Remote HF Loop – 3rd with 146 Points
  • PAT – 2M1CKE – Homebrew Portable Desktop Stand
  • JACK – GM4COX – Homebrew 13cms 24 Element Yagi
  • JACK – GM4COX – Homwbrew 8GHz RF Probe

With a new Club member, Bartek the overall winner.

MM7AJI

Well done Bartek !

This year the Scoring regime slightly changed – HERE. Although the Categories remained the same, the Points awarded to each was changed to give a possible maximum of 100 Points/Judge.

And to this end, our two Judges on the night were ERNIE – GM0EZP and JOHN – GM0XFK. Thanks ‘lads’!

The Top Three – Cong, Bartek & Stuart

This year’s standard of construction was high, but as has been said on other Construction related POSTS , it’s not the most technically complex, beautifully built gizzo that will win, as you can see other factors are taken into consideration. So next year please have a go.

Also, there are some more pictures within our PROGRAMME FORUM’s, the CONSTRUCTION COMPETITION Photo Folder.

Finally, it was good to see Paul – MM7AJE (through the generous help of Bartek popping out to Paul’s QTH) able to attend the meeting following his recent ACCIDENT with a Police van. Well done Paul (and Bartek).

Jack(;>J

Snips – News For Scotland – 24th November

The news headlines:

  • Big news for 6m band
  • RSGB Board responsibilities change
  • Five Train the Trainers courses next year

GB2RS – Script – HERE :

NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night with training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club is closed.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with speaker. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is discussing the uBITX radio. Details from Andy, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a talk on aerial modelling by Jack, GM4COX. For details, see wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a construction and on the air evening. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Stirling and District Radio Society is open on Thursday from 7pm, and on Sunday from 10am. All are welcome. For details contact Jess, MM3RCR.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday. Next Sunday sees the Christmas lunch. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. For details, see mlars.co.uk.

Snips – News For Scotland – 17th November

The news headlines:

  • RSGB Board co-opts assistance
  • Nominate for the CWops Award
  • Radio events at Bletchley Park

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Next Saturday there’s a club meeting and social evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night and training session. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has an operating and training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees the construction competition with John, GM0KTO. For details, see wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a prize quiz night. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a kit building session. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a club night. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. For details see mlars.co.uk.

Snips – News For Scotland – 13th October

The news headlines:

• RSGB meets with Ofcom over VDSL
• Scottish Microwave Round Table soon
• Apply now to run GB19YOTA

GB2RS – Script

CLUB NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Next Sunday sees a trip to the Galashiels Rally. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is closed on Monday, then Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees the JOTA station on the air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club meets in Thornton. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a surplus equipment sale at St Fillans Church Hall. Details from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a normal club night. For details, see wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has 10 minute talks by members. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a kit building evening. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with training and radio operations. For details see mlars.co.uk.

On Saturday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is operating a JOTA station at the 47th Cally Rally, located at Dochgarroch. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 8th September

The news headlines:

  • British success in FoxO competition
  • New exam sample questions released
  • 5MHz Newsreader needed

GB2RS – NEWS SCRIPT

CLUBS:

From today to next Sunday, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Sunday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its SSB Field Day at Dunecht today. Thursday sees judging for the construction competition. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club operating portable in the 144MHz Trophy Contest today. Monday sees the club net and on Saturday there’s a club meeting and social evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is taking stock of club equipment at the Reserve Forces Centre, Elgin. Details from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a Presidential Address on 60 years of amateur radio. More info from Andy, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com .

Also this coming Wednesday The West of Scotland has it’s usual Solder meeting for technical & licence training. And Friday see the Club meeting for a ‘Hands-On’  evening. For more information checkout wosars.club.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is holding its AGM. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.